72 Replies to “Vaping Increases The Risk of Depression”

  1. Ok, i really dont agree with this. Vaping is 95% safer than smoking (here in the TPD regulated UK) would be interested to see what the correlation between SMOKING and depression is !!!! Since i quit smoking and vaped (which i hv also quit) my bipolar has disappeared…..

  2. Dr. Marks, I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to educate the masses about mental health. Question: Does the drug Lithium have the same effect on the human brain as a lobotomy?

  3. I've been attacked frequently, a lot by strangers, rarely anything physical, but lots of threats, expressed rage, and underhanded stuff, the cause seemed to be merely how incongruent I was in the population—Dr. provide us some insights explaining hate crime against psychiatric folk, about what triggers such a high capacity of threat descending upon one neurodiverse individual in a given place, 

    Dr. these things I say are just suggestions for your own future musings

  4. Oh my god I guess I’ll just go back to smoking cigarettes then! You know that half of the people who smoke cigarettes will die from smoking, right? Do you know how many people have died from vaping? Zero – all the people who died in the US – because that’s where people who were buying black market thc pods were doing that – got sick – that had nothing to do with vaping and the cdc a couple weeks ago out out a release stating that – regulated e-juice has 4 or 5 ingredients as you stated and cigarettes have many many more – why are you wanting people to smoke cigarettes and not use a technology that helps them to stop it? You are absolutely ridiculous- I subscribed to your channel because I enjoyed your videos but what you say here is 100% incorrect – be better than this please

  5. people are speaking more about empathy and empathetics , and increasingly sounding discouraged over aggressives and other loud-volume types, business-like extraversion could be on it's way out but it was never Han Solo in the emotional warfaring department was it? I am an introvert who experiences mania and often psychotic acceleration, and other complications you serve to heal in others could fill-in for extraversion, in the form of various introverts experiencing impulsive destabilized rage am I right?

  6. Dr Tracy, would you take medication yourself if you ever needed to, I hope you don’t have to, just asking🤔. I am just wondering if you would take antidepressants, benzodiazepines and antipsychotics yourself? This is not being said out of sarcasm but I am curious as I have heard these medications have side effects and whether doctors who prescribe them would use them as well?

  7. I really wish you would have mentioned that correlation doesn't necessarily imply causation. You framed this study as if it demonstrated that vaping causes/worsens depression, but we can't make that assertion yet based on the evidence. It may end up being true that vaping causes depression or worsens depressive symptoms, but the public needs to understand research methods and their limitations. Correlational studies like this aren't designed to show causality. You're in a position to help educate the public about research methodology, I hope you'll take the opportunity to do so in the future.

  8. Fantastic I gave up smoking and took up vaping because I believed it was better for me. You'll be telling me next I shouldn't be vaping the devil's lettuce either 🤪🙄

  9. Thank you for the video. Is also scary that 10 – 12 year olds are vaping, considering all the damage in the long run.

  10. Good Dr. Marks this was in excellent informative video I am not a smoker or drinker " i know a lot of people who do so "I will be sharing this video with family also friend's thank you again stay bless💞

  11. Tracy I’m always alone … I’m a single child .. I never had anyone approach me but I always talk to others… I’m feeling so left out and broke … I don’t get genuine ppl…

  12. Hello Dr. Tracey, as always, a very interesting video indeed! My question is not related entirely abt this topic, but, perhaps interesting enough for a future video: have you researched abt or read about the effects of microdosing or the use of psychedelic drugs or substances such as magic mushrooms, LSD, DMT (most interesting one), and such for the treatment or improvement of depression symptoms!? It seems that some universities or clinics have started to deep dive into this in the United States, Canada and evening London. Do you know anything abt this particularly for Bipolar patients? (Not just depression patients). I believe is worth exploring this topic as for what I’ve read and seen in some videos, microdosing has helped improve at least depression symptoms. But, what about bipolar? Thanks again for any information you can provide us with! Have a great day!

  13. Hi Dr Marks, I'm not sure if you've talked about it before, but I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the NAC vitamin. I've heard that it's been linked to decreasing OCD behaviors and anxiety, but I don't know how solid those studies are. I've been taking it for a couple weeks now just to give it a go (I struggle with trichotillomania) and can't say I've really noticed any major changes at this point, though I'm definitely not expecting a miracle lol. Just curious if you've read any research on it. Thanks!

  14. Agree !!! Just ask Andrew Wakefield .. he got crucified for doing just that . And instead of looking into what he found , he got his medical lic revoked . So yes ., be very very careful with your findings when it goes against established practices, and even when the findings are correct

  15. bullshit, saying you're inhaling more with vaping than cigarettes is utter nonsense, ejuice is PG, VG, Flavoring, and nicotine (some don't use nicotine) Cigarettes contains over 2000 chemicals.

  16. Hello Dr. Tracy, could you do a video explaining what IPSRT is – how it differs from DBT/CBT and why it would benefit ppl experiencing mania??? thank you for your helpful videos!!!!

  17. So is there substantial in size repeated multiple studies or evidence unequivocally linking vaping to causing depression beyond the one mentioned. I’m asking you because to de wig myself, I don’t know. I do feel like this vaping thing has just been in hysterics this whole past year but I could be wrong, definitely a possible tho lmao

  18. WHAT A CROCK! Who paid you off? BT must have paid JH for this rubbish. I've been Vaping for 10 years. I'm no more depressed than I was smoking…lmao! What a stupid video and study. Can you all not see that BT is threatened by the Vaping Industry? Why else would they be demonizing this life saving technology? There is no money in a healthy community. Think for yourself people, they want to keep you sick so they can line their pockets! This video is not serving public health, it only serves BT and Big Pharma!

  19. I don't see how that is different from smoking cigarettes and depression. I think the big companies of tabacco has gotten that deep into our society and it's running things just for $$$$$$. And what chemicals is in cigs? 3000 toxins!

  20. "The liquid or e-juice is made by extracting nicotine from tobacco and mixing it with a base like propylene glycol. Then they add a flavor. All of these are being inhaled into your lungs, which is more than what you were inhaling with cigarettes." (copied from the description)

    I'm a bit confused by this, as I was under the impression that cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals, many of which are known to be carcinogenic, whereas vapor has, comparatively, far far fewer: Propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine (optional), and flavorings (also optional if you mix your own eliquid). Yes, there can be numerous chemical components involved with flavorings, but I wouldn't imagine that they would ever outweigh what is consumed otherwise via cigarette smoke.

    There are also eliquids that do not source nicotine from tobacco (or so say some of those that have been marketed)

    –> Do you mean by volume of substances instead? A sub-ohm setup will generate significantly more vapor by volume than a cigarette will generate by smoke. Then again, something like a Juul would likely put out a more comparable amount to vapor to the smoke of a cigarette. So I'm still not sure where you have the idea that vapor necessarily has "more than you were inhaling with cigarettes".

    I've known quite a few smokers and not all of them, as far as I know, suffer even from MDD. Maybe some symptoms that can be indicative of MDD, but not necessarily having the disorder. Plenty of them use nicotine much like caffeine. I can only say this with reference to adult smokers. I don't know any adolescent smokers or vapers (thankfully). I'm curious if the age of the subjects has an effect of the potential development of depressive symptoms. Would an adult nicotine user really be comparable to an adolescent nicotine user?

    I'm not saying there isn't link between nicotine use (be it from smoking or from nicotine-based vaping) and depressive symptoms. What I'm trying to point out is that it might not always apply to all subjects that consume nicotine.

  21. Yeah i don't believe this shit. Just another attack on vaping. Vaping is healthier than smoking cigarettes.get over it. Stop posting fake news like this.

  22. Shame on you, Dr. Marks, for ignorantly spreading misinformation about vaping as so many other "health professionals" and "public health organizations" like the CDC and FDA do.

  23. Based on some of the comments in the comments section I'd say that your video is a bit controversial Dr. Marks. Don't you worry though. I got your back. 💪😁👍

  24. PLEASE Dr! yet another spokesperson for big pharma and the government!? very disappointed! I'm well versed in research and receptors and with all the money research, bare minimum drug trials for antidepressants etc., in decades, they still don't have long term cures for depression or mental illness…why, because it's a big big business! it's well known that nicotine raises dopamine, a simple fact. and with all those simple facts combined, and all the research, we are STILL guinea pigs for the meds! And you NIW put a scare into people because of the v aping deaths? What about all the damage from the chemicals in the drugs? all the generic and brand garbage made in countries factories without fda close monitoring…with raw sewage outside the doors, no hand washing available, 2 fda inspectors to 500 of these? the entire mental health system and big pharma a complete sham of greed! don't believe me, go to pharmacompass and get notifications. there's plenty enough known about the brain, receptors and mental illnesses to properly treat our citizens! And yet this country has abandoned rhem and made them addicts to drugs for life, turning us into zombies much like children and the elderly! with no voice! it's the biggest crisis there is, and when something like ketamine or medical or other marijuana, nootropics, etc. works; insurance cos won't pay, big pharma can't make money on it, so they proceed to bash it and you have joined the beaurecratic circus! How disappointing!!

  25. I'm going to stop and just speak my own thoughts from my own experience as a smoker, someone with severe depression issues and a vaper.
    THIS IS IS NO WAY SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN.. MY OPINIONS.
    sorry, want to be clear there😉
    I started vaping as a way to curb my lifelong addiction to nicotine and for most part has help decrease it drastically.
    But I found in times where my depression was hitting the most, it was easy to end an evening in a cloudy room lost in my own thoughts. Something almost hypnotic about it and this was 0 mg nicotine juices.
    Personally feel it was more mental than a chemical effect, but I had to stop myself when I'm in one of my bad days .
    Again, just my own experience and take.
    Love your videos and I can only speak for myself, but I am thankful for all your experience and training you share with us.
    To a fruitful and blessed 2020

  26. Doc the FDA sighted in 1980 that propylene glycol. Can cause nervous system depression and kidney changes.
    Used in antifreeze I just don’t know where the appeal is. 🤔

  27. I believe it more like depression causes vaping, not the other way around. Vaping instead of treating the depression is what causes the depression to get worse. Vaping on its own does not cause depression.

  28. The vaporized liquid has maybe 5 ingredients that are also found in food. A cigarette has over a hundred. This video is wrong. Just plain wrong. You should not be telling people that there are MORE chemicals in an e cig than are in a cigarette!!!! This video is irresponsible and WRONG!

  29. Vaping helps my anxiety and depression. BIG TIME!
    Cigarette smoking is awful for you. Vaping is so much safer…Do some actual research.

  30. I know this will sound strange, it's not a joke either, I am addicted to getting depressed. it's the only time I get any feelings whatsoever. I freaking love it when I get melancholically depressed, it feels so good to feel like dying. It's the only time I get to feel.😔

  31. For everyone who is saying that she is "only sighting studies", you are correct, but she is only sighting studies that prove HER point of view.

  32. Thank you for describing what "good" science looks like (randomized controls with results that can be replicated) as opposed to "bad" science (anecdotal evidence, too small a sample size etc.) If we don't know how to tell valid research from invalid research, we don't know who to believe. There is too much scientific illiteracy around these days.

  33. I always thought vaping was my escape but I was wrong!!! I started vaping after being diagnosed with MDD. Fortunately I stopped vaping in August and stopped taking antidepressants, one day at a time

  34. Vape illness was vitamin E acetate laced with illegal black market THC. It’s depressing governments are accusing legitimate vape industries. It’s rather exciting to quit cigarettes with e- cigarettes!😀 8 years now. PG is not toxic.
    Watch Netflix E-cigarettes Miracle or Menace? Unbiased research

  35. Dr Marks – – what are your thoughts on Lamictal for bipolar 2 and bipolar spectrum disorders. Why do you think more doctors don't prescribe it first line when the antipsychotics have a high risk of metabolic issues? Is the rash a liability? Thanks for all your good info.

  36. I was very close to vaping but not now. i eat my vegies a little over half cooked'. this may sound crazy ". i eat 1 – 3 cloves of raw garlic daily for the past ten years. i was told and red up on Garlic and how it ups your immune S and revives your lungs and liver. well it sure did and still is for me. not saying my age or how long smoking . also what dexamethisone a steroid put me throught for 2 years causing my immune system to drop. i still eat my desert and to much , for it helps not want to drink alcohol for 10 years now. 1 drink may be 1-2 times every month or longer. i have been on antidepresent's for years and years with over dose on a couple. at my age alfter all the abuse and torture PTSD at lower lever from years of phsic- and mental abuse . today pretty healthy now and getting by building 4 weelers and piano music studio. don't let any one make you believe you won't recover. after years of damage and torture you still can make a decent recovery.

  37. For some reason, there are a slew of people, including this one, who are willing to mislead others to try to reduce vaping. Vaping is a public health boon for reducing the harm due to cigarettes. Amanda Glidewell in the comments here is right!

  38. I love most of your videos Dr. Mark's they've helped me alot. But this is poorly informed scaremongering. Some folks like vaping, some like to drink, eat too much the list goes on.

    Nobody does avoids everything that might be in some way harmful. And not all chemicals are harmful either.

    Fact, vaping has not resulted in death or injury when using reliable products. All the illness and deaths in the US are related to illegal cannabis cartridges.

    In the uk we dont have them. Everything is regulated and we are not having any problems. Smoking is killing people every minute, vaping has saved so many lives by enabling smokers to quit.

    Kids always experiment, kids smoke cigarettes is that for the flavor I think not.

    Depression has affected mankind for as long as we know. Is that vaping related?

  39. What a bull… claim.
    Again anti vape propaganda.
    Here are real experts and the truth.
    https://youtu.be/xdQxACUGrjM
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    https://youtu.be/LdtRsgPT1_k
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    http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/

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  40. So your saying vaping is worse than cigarettes ?? So should I go back to cigs ? I'm not quite ready to quit yet. I've smoked for 12 years and switched to a vape a couple months ago. Was that a bad move?

  41. She isn't saying that tobacco is safe, in fact says that prolonged exposure to nicotine alone is enough to provoke chemistry changes that would lead to or make your depression worse.

    That is the takeaway, pointing out that she is wrong about the amount of chemicals in vaping or cigarettes is irrelevant to the context, though it would have been best if she hadn't made that statement and just said what's next to it "the vaporized liquid exposes you to other toxins that are mixed into the liquid"

  42. thanks doctor tracy for this insightful video, my question is not related to this topic . seriously i want to have a test of gene sight for my depression. is this possible?

  43. Do a video on HPPD, its on the dsm-5. Its very rarely talked about and more and more people are being diagnosed with it due to the promotion and possible legalization of psychadelics.

  44. Dr Marks,
    Great video. A lot of my friends smoke regular cigarettes and some of them vape 💨. I tried a vape pipe one time instantly dizzy 😵. Not for me new study says causes scar tissue buildup in your lungs ! Essentially smoking is not for me nor do I drink or do any drugs illegal drugs just prescription lol 😂
    General repair

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